There were 15 Matthews families listed in the Illinois State Census Collection, 1825-1865; specifically the 1830 Morgan Co census. I have attached a jpg image of my transcription to make it easy for those interested. I can Identify a few of them and their relationships. I am sure that most are probably related to some extent. Benjamin on page 29 is a match to my 4th gr grandfather, his brother John is on page 27 and is a match as well. It should be noted that all members of these families had a double t in the spelling of their last name. It appears that the elders of the clan are Andrew on page 35 (between 50-60 yrs) Mary on page 11 (between 50-60 yrs) & Rich'd on page 22 (between 50-60 yrs). No 40-50 yr old head of house appear and there are numerous 30-40 yr old head of house listed. Richard on page 22 has been well documented as the father of the following persons (Richard jr.page 28, Samuel T. page 3, & Cyrus Matthews who doesn't appear. If you have any information on the other lines not listed, please assist in figuring out how they fit together.